The Daily Dose/Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Daily Dose/February 8, 2022
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience. 

Leading Off is in time-out while we work on a couple of projects. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has the latest from the assault. Today’s Diary. 

In a win for victim’s rights, the jail called and left a message informing me of his impending release in case I wanted to go into hiding or something…


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On This Date
History’s long march. 

In 1837 – Richard Mentor Johnson, a Democrat from Kentucky, is elected vice president of the United States by the US Senate in what is known as a contingent election. Johnson’s running mate, Martin van Buren, had won election to the presidency with 170 electoral votes, however not every Van Buren elector voted for Johnson, leaving him one vote shy of an electoral college majority. Johnson defeated Whig Francis Granger 33-16 in an election where senators voted individually and this remains the only time the US Senate has elected a vice president. 

In 1936 – The NFL holds its first player draft, with Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago the first player selected, by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles later traded Berwanger’s rights to the Chicago Bears, but Berwanger declined to sign in order to preserve his amateur status for an ultimately unsuccessful try to make the US Olympic team as a decathlete. Berwanger was later unable to come to terms with the Bears and Berwanger went into business, a decision he later said he regretted. 

In 1968 – Tommy James and the Shondells are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second and final consecutive week with Crimson and Clover. It was the ninth Top 40 hit for the group, their fifth of eight Top 10 hits, and their second and final #1 song  (Hanky Panky, two weeks, 1966). The song went to #1 in four other countries, including Switzerland, did not chart in Great Britain, and was Billboard’s 10th-biggest song of the year. In 1982 a version by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts peaked at #7 on the Hot 100. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

When in doubt, win the trick.
Edmond Hoyle

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The current holder of the America’s Cup is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. They defeated Italy in last year and will defend it in 2024. 

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

How many rounds were there in the first NFL draft? – Answer next time!  


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